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[ music ] >> broadcasting across the nation, on your radio and on current tv, this is "the bill press show". >> and the ravens i wouldn't
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say upset, but they tackle the san francisco 49ers. hello, everybody. it is the big topic of the day. last night's super bowl, and this hour super "full-court press" on a monday morning the morning after. great to see you today. thanks for joining us. hope you had a good weekend leading up to the super bowl. hope you had a good party got to see the game at any rate. it's not the only topic, just the biggest topic of the day. we have a lot to cover. >> that's why it's good to have you with us, wherever you happen to be in this gradeeat land of of ours. from our nation's capitol. congress comes back into session. maybe that's why they took last week off, to get ready for the super bowl. we never did quite figure out why they were out of town except they don't do much when they are in town either. but at any rate they come back to town. we look forward to talking with
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you about the issues of the day and getting your comments at 866-55-press. >> that's our toll-free number. you can give us a call. 866-55-press. you can follow us, please. we ask you to, on twitter@bpshow and on the "full-court press" press" -- i mean on facebook at well, i've got to tell you are i think it show sort of of reflects what america is feeling across the board today. our ranks are decimated this morning, cut and a half maybe with super bowl injuries. all right. let's start with peter ogburn. this will go down in history. what happens when you give your own super bowl party, cook your own food and get food poisoning from your own food. >> i love it. i love it. when he texted me this morning, i was like, i don't think i am could coming in. really? >> bill: that's a first. just imagine his poor friends.
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right? >> yeah. >> bill: they are probably all laid out too. >> he is a master chef. >> he is a master chef. >> from what he is telling me the excuse he is using is that it was a roy oyster that got him, which you don't cook a raw oyster. >> they are good. very. >>. >> peter is out and dan henning is here. >> here we are. >> right, phil backert was the wise one. he just knew he was going to be so hung over. he lives outside of baltimore, that he would not be capable of doing his job this morning. so he just took the day off. but stevie lee web action of course. those brits don't give a damn about america football. >> are you kidding? i was watching the cricket. it's been on four for five days. >> cricket world championship? >> slooiblt. >> is it is it going on? >> it's not really. i wouldn't know where it starts to be honest. >> nice to see you? >> i am not laying face down in
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a puddle of purple beer. >> cyprian boulding is. he probably knows more about sports and he doesn't have a camera transfer. >> a big ravens fan. >> no, a redskins fan. >> the redskins were not in the game. >> that's why he is here because of the redskins and i am here because of the giants. >> bill: and i don't give a damn about any of them. i watched most of the game at a super bowl party. probably the person who was most on edge throughout the game last night was not jim harbaugh and not john harbaugh, but jack, the old man who had to watch his two sons battle it out in the super bowl mixed emotions. here he is after the game. >> i watched from the sidelines and you realize someone you love and someone you have such great pride in and someone you have
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experienced every. emotion you can experience to be competing on this stage, it was -- i wouldn't say gut wrenching is way to strong of a word but very very emotional, the pride i have for jim is equal to that of john. >> bill: do you understand like it was gut-wrenching for him, too. we have a lot to talk about, of course. again, it's not the only issue. it's what everybody is talking about, even if you are not a sports fan you can't escape the super bowl madness in this country. we will start there this morning but we are also going to be talking to the head of mayors against illegal guns joe cerencione will come in and talk about the latest in syria but can chuck hagel survive a less than stellar performance last week in front of the senate foreign relations committee and job numbers came out. thanks to richard fouling for filling in, in friday. i was in boston giving a speech
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to the massachusetts bankers' association. so job numbers came out, and former labor secretary, hilda solis still in town is going to come in and talk job numbers with us as well. a lot to cover, but first: >> this is the full court press. >> some other headlines making news, still another win for "argo" been affleck taking home top honor for director's guild for the iran hostage drama showing how big a snub he got for not getting nominated for an oscar of best director. the academy awards coming up in three weeks. >> bill: i am more and more convinced "argo" will win best picture? >> looking that way. sad news from the bush household. former president george w. bush's dog, barneyey passed away, the little black scottish tear year. 12 years old, spent most of his
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life at the whitehouse while bush was president. the bush released a statement saying he remembered the good times with his dog. he never talked politics always a friend and always faithful. >> barney had a good long life and a lot of good friends and the former president has taken up painting, and he painted barney and it's a damn good painting. >> we made fun of him but i think it's pretty good. >> we ought to put that up on our website. get it up, a good likeness of barney. >> absolutely. and the current president is getting a new oval. according to politico, president obama will relocate into an exact replica of the famous office just steps away from his current one in the ice en hour executive office building sometime this summer because the general services administration is starting a massive two-year renovation of the entire west wing. obama will be displaced out of his. it looks like they will be start
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the in august. it's not the first time it's happened. hurriedly bert hoover worked across the street from the white house during major repairs back in 1929. well, yeah of course i remember that. no. are you sure? i mean the one who lives across the street for years while they re-did the entire white house was terri truman. >> yes. >> lived in blair house. >> he didn't live across. they will still going to live in the while white house harry truman lived in blair house for a while. >> hoover worked in blair house. >> got it. thank you, dan. yes, indeed, super bowl super bowl sunday the big game last night from new orleans in the super so-called superdome didn't prove to be so super. the game, i've got to tell you i admit i watched half the game you know. i have a very early wake-up call. >> i watched the entire game. i took one for the team. >> i thought it was a great game over all 34-31.
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hard to complaint about a game like that it was close. both teams did a great job. i thought the first half, a little one-sided but baltimore, boy, they showed their stuff with joe flacco what an incredible quarterback but colin kkaepernick just threw too many interceptions for the 49ers. but all in all, i thought a really, really great game and then that, to see that, the kickoff and the return. what's his name. jacoby jones. right? wide receiver. >> he is good. >> he was way back in the end zone caught that kick and then took off, and nobody could stop him. unbelievable. >> tied a super ball record for longest return 108 yards which is very impressive. >> there were several very
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impressive plays. the one i thought was incredible incredible, i don't care all of the names of the players because i don't follow them that much but the guy from the reins who caught that pass fell and realized nobody had touched him. he was about the 7 yard line. right? and jumped up and went around two 49er players and scored that. >> that was also jacoby jones. >> was it jacoby jones as well? talk about not losing thinking so fast and knowing exactly. hey, nobody touched me. i can still get up. i never knew if you were down you could get up? >> you have to be touched by an opposing player but he was so impressive raft night. there are talks of joe flacco was named the mvp. a lot of people saying jacoby joins should have gotten the award but he didn't >> bill: then unbelievable, lights out. can you imagine? i mean of course it happened. of course we can imagine it. unbelievable for about 35
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minutes, lights go outright at the beginning of the second half in the superdome. the one thing you have got to say about the superdome is it trites everybody equally. remember, the lights went out after katrin a whena were in there and last night when the rich people. it's a dump of a place that you should never use any more for anything. pretty embarrassing for new orleans to have the lights go out. and it was not good for the ravens. it's like the ravens just lost all of their energy during that lights out, lost all of the steam and when they came back, the 49ers were pumped up and almost took it over, down to 34-31. here is, first of all, the last call of the game. this is by wbal yeah, you here the bal. this is the baltimore home team
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station, jerry sandusky. not that one. jerry sandusky making a different call. >> three seconds left, 2, get to the 40, fired. tackled. to the barn, the baltimore ravens are super bowl champions. woo. >> bill: that's his sidekick let's bust out the crab cakes. it's baltimore. i love that. the hey is in the barn. hello. >> yeah. >> at any rate, it was a big night for baltimore and that team really in the playoffs and in the post-season, the baltimore ravens were superb when the lights went out, nobody really new what was going on there for awhile. on cbs news, of course covered the enter bowl. it was their turn last night. it was up to sideline reporter
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steve tasker because the cbs announce booth was out of power. >> yeah. >> bill: so they were off of the air. the sideline reporter still had power on his microphone, and he describes what's happening. >> is out. half the stayium stayed light. half of it went out. here is what happened moments ago. the game proceeds pretty much as normal. one big click of the light switch. >> there it goes and out of power. fortunately, i was just wondering, fortunately they got it back to on. what would have happened if they could not get the power on. >> there was talk roger goodell would have to come in as a commissioner of the league and he could suspend play and get back to it another day.
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what's not that dark? >> and rescheduled? >> right. >> and everybody is talking about the commercials. i have to tell you one graduate commercial. paul harvey for dodge ram and they picked up paul harvey describing what it was like to be a farmer >> and on the 8th day, god looked down on his planned paradise and said, i need a caretaker. so god made a farmer. god said, i need somebody willing to get up before dawn middle cows, all day in the fields and go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of a school board and god made a farmer >> bill: may favorite one, i think, the ones i like the best love to here from you, 866-55-press, about the game, about the commercials, about the lights out 86 s-557377. let's talk about it. i loved especially the oreo
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commercial, the one where they, as always, right, the big question about ore on. s and the big debate quiet debate, i should say started in the library about whether it's the cream filling or the chocolate outing on the oreo that's the best. and that ended up with a whole library being trashed. it was a funny commercial. the new york times dumps on the doritos commercial. the one with the goat eating up all of the bags of doritos and i don't know if you saw -- you must have the little girl with her daddy says, you know can you play dress up with me or something? and he says, no, i've got to go somewhere or whatever and she said, idoritos. and the daddy has the princess dress on dancing around. his buddies see him. they are making fun of him. and they have got the princess dresses on and the wife says is
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that correct my wedding dress you are wearing? >> yeah. >> one guy says, could be. >> and the taco bell. >> that and the m and m one in the first quarter was one of my favorites. >> what do you think of the game? of the lights out? of the commercials? 866-55-press, super bowl monday on the "full-court press." >> this is "the bill press show" show."
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>> this is "the bill press show." >> bill: that, of course, was beyonce, at the halftime the spectacular half-time show she was not lip sinking >> it was good. reunited with her band destiny's child. what do you think about the evening? howard calling from the west coast. good morning. >> good morning, bill. i liked that coke commercial. >> bill: slow down. you mean the coke commercial in the desert? >> right. i kind of liked that one, too. >> bill: that was fun. i see especially liked all of the presill-prescilla action queen of the desert.
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that was part of the coke comerwere. the horses and the camel and the motorcycle, yeah and the bus. that was fun. >> caller: what i wanted to comment about, was about the lights. >> bill: what the hell happened? >> caller: hum? >> bill: what the hell happened? >> caller: the lights went out. in the new orleans, >> bill: you are talking about with katrina? no? >> caller: no. in the '67, when the new orleans saints first came into the league. >> bill: i don't know. >> caller: down in new orleans, they were ready to score and they fumbled the ball. the ball was on the ground for about like a whole minute. nobody saw the ball. >> bill: whoa >> caller: putting voodoo on the ball? >> bill: it will wasn't that dark last night. actually, i think they could have even played in that half light. don't you think, dan?
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>> absolutely. i think so. yeah. i was wondering. but they were talking about suspending play. i was like, you can't do that. you can't just stop the super bowl and continue it on monday. >> that's why they waited so long to see if they could actually fix it. >> bill: if everybody had their iphones, they could have put the flashlight on the phones and held it on the field. more comments about the super bowl on the full court press. >> this is the"the bill press show" show." armed with the facts, and the arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i want them to have the passion. but it's also about telling them, you're put on this planet for something more. i want this show to have an impact beyond just informing. an impact that gets people to take action themselves. as a human being, that's really important. this is not just a
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commercial was all about this guy, white guy speaking with the jamacian accent but he happens to be drying then in a vw bug so you get it. this is a vw commercial. here it is. >> they are the worst. >> no worries, mon. everybody will be all right. >> ya mon. >> don't fret mi brother. >> wicked coffee, mr. jim. july julia, turn the frog the other way around. >> all right. so, i have to give credit to steve and suzanne swindolman who hosted the super bowl party i attended here in washington, d.c. steve told me -- there is my source. right? that some people were upset that this might have come across as a racist commercial. but the government of jamacia
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okayed it. >> i loved it. i am actually, if you will disclosure, i am a proud vw owner. i drive a jetta. but i thought this was well-done. be happy. don't worry. >> in case some people might have been offended, they showed some officials to the jamaican government. they said all clear. susan patient holding out in seattle washington. >> what did you think of the game and the commercials? >> well i hated the game. i am from san francisco. >> bill: yeah. yeah. >> caller: but, you know, i liked the m & m's commercial. that was my favorite. >> bill: dan thought that was his favorite. >> top 5. >> caller: i liked the other did eatdoritos commercial. the vw one was good. >> the one we just played.
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>> caller: those are all that i can think of right now. and i agree they should get rid of the movie promos and the promos for the shows. >> bill: did you see the one with the oreo when they wrecked the linebrary. >> right. right. yeah. that was pretty good. a little over the top, i thought. >> bill: it was when the police car came crashing through the wall as well maybe. >> caller: yeah. >> bill: maybe we ought to have a show mer we do nothing but show the commercials. susan, good to talk to you. you can go back to bed. out on the west coast. a few hours for more sleep there. armed, our roving ambassador in durham, north carolina. i am surprised you are not no new orleans. >> man, i am telling you. i am just happy. i am just elated because like the lady said, san francisco, she was from san francisco, i am originally from baltimore.
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every minute of it. >> how about that flacco, man? boy. >> reborn person that guy turned his situation around. he is in position to get a news hefty pay raise >> bill: i understand this is the last year on his contract. >> caller: exactly. they could put a $20 million attachment to them. he has established himself as a quarterback >> bill: he has. >> caller: i think my favorite commercial was the old people. >> bill: wasn't that funny t >> caller: i can relate to these people. they had you laughing so hard. >> bill: what was the guy that -- the tatoo on the guy's back? i forget. the word they put on his back. the whole thing, they were -- they were like having almost a teenager bust.
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right? they broke out of the nursing home to go to the taco bell. >> caller: that was so funny and the other one that kind of caught my attention was the paul harvey commercial. >> bill: yeah. >> caller: i was thinking he was a san francisco fan. he could say and we have a power failure at the super bowl and god sent an electrician there >> bill: that's funny. cyprian said that was one of the best super bowl commercials of all time. armed, different know you were from baltimore. we like you all the more now. here is don from up in nashland new hampshire >> caller: welcome back from your french weekend. >> bill: just a three-day weekend. i had to go up to the boston area there. >> caller: i knew you were coming up this way, i would have only in and i would have seen you. >> bill: i wasn't that far from
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nash nashville. what do you think last night? >> caller: the two funniests that i thought was the commercial with the female robots when the guy kicked the tire. >> bill: wait a minute. dan, was that in the second half? >> yeah, that was a second-half commercial. >> bill: for whom? >> kia. >> bill: yeah. >> the guy kicked the tire and the man kicked him in the manhood. >> i think that qualifies for a pretty decent super bowl commercial. >> caller: the other one was the little baby that does the e-trade commercials. those always crack me up. >> bill: those are always good. i must tell you i missed the clydesdale commercial last night. >> they didn't could any clydes details. >> this was one. >> they did one clydesdale commercial, all about the nurturing it from a baby, from a colt all the way to full grown,
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so the baby gets fullly grown and goes off, works for budweiser, and the trainer is driving down the street one day and misses this horse and then after a couple of years, after its fully grown, the horse sees the trainer and remembers him and they hug and embrace in the middle of the street and said, oh go drink a budweiser. >> caller: one more thing on the blackout, i think it was a little bit of voodoo from the dead people buried up the stadium. i think they wanted to go to sleep. they wouldn't the lights out. >> bill: i appreciate that. you know, when you talk about new orleans, there is a lot of voodoo going on down there. that was not so much maybe the dead people but the poor people who suffered in that stadium putting a hex on those people who were there may have paid $5,000 for a seat or something.
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kaz is calling from marina valley, california. how are you? >> caller: i watched the whole game and i loved the wolfe coming in for >> bill: i forgot that one. yes, that was really good. that was really good. when the guys said are you guys okay and they said yeah. >> they said there wasn't enough drama in the sale and it went too smoothly and then the dog came in and they put the dog back down. okay. that was cute. >> what a cute puppy. it's a wolfe. >> >>. >> they had a name the clydesdale baby award. i guess they were asking for names for that. it really was a two-week old clydesdale colt that was born recently. the rest of the commercial was
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made. the baby was recently born. >> bill: where is marina valley? >> caller: marina valley is by the old riverside speedway >> bill: riverside count see >> caller: right, riverside county. >> i didn't recognize it. i have certainly been to riverside many times. maybe not yet marina valley. derek thompson with "the atlantic" will join us. he has written that he thinks the super bowl commercials are not expensive enough that they are actually a bargain for those sponsors. whoa. more calls coming up too. >> radio meets television "the bill press show," now on current tv. iq will go way up. (vo) current tv gets the converstion started weekdays at
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[ music ] >> this is "the bill press show." >> bill: thirteen minutes before the top of the hour here on the full court press this monday morning february 4th. we are coming to you live from our nation's capitol and brought to you by this morning, by the international brotherhood of teamsters, the good men and women under president jim hoffa. we all live better because of their good work. this is their website to find out more at teamster well, we have been talking a lot about the super bowl commercials last night. they cost a lot of money, but derek thompson 7 ario editor for the atlantic the says they are a
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bargain at that price whatever it is. we will find out. derek thompson joining us on our news line. back to have you on the show. >> great to be back. thank you. >> we understand having you on studio. we understand you can't always be in washington, you live in new york. let's talk about: what is a 30-second or 60-second? >> 3.5 to 4.5 million. the average was around 3.7 for 4 american for 2013. >> for 60? >> for a 30 second ad spot. >> that's a lot of money. 30 seconds. >> it's a lot of money for 30 seconds. absolutely. here is the thing. there is an argument to be made that super bowl ads are quantitatively different because there are so many people watching the super bowl. 100 million, 110 million people watching at one time. >> that's a lot of people in the age of dvr to get looking at
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your message. they are also qualitatively different. they are qualitatively different. think about the mood in the room when people are watching the super bottom. people are shushing each other to watch the advertisements all day today, you will read articles of people ranking the top tinnitusments. it's potentially advertising for advertising. it's totally from different ad events. >> more for your buck quantitatively and qualitatively office? >> it's right. simply you can't simply get thethe value super bowl add by multiplying the amount of audience. it's important to think about how different people treat the super bowl. it's the super bowl of advertising. >> bill: that's true. i mean, again, the party i was at last night, somebody made the comment, the super bowl is the one ball game where he can't get up and pee did youuring the
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commercials because you have to see the commercials. in our group people were saying shhh. listen. >> we tummed the commercial -- we turned the volume up during the commercial. so -- -- turned the volume up so we could hear them better. >> there is no time during the year of the the other 360 days of the year people spend most of the day ignoring advertising and for three to four hours on one day of the year, we tell each other to shut up so that we can watch the ads. it's a totally different experience. it makes advertisement if tu consider attention worth buying considerably more value than any other advertising throughout the year. >> which raises a question that my wife and i were talking about last night driving home from our super bowl party, which is: why is it that the super bowl ads are so good and most of the as on the other 364 days are so lame. you know? call. >> i would say two things.
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i don't think that most ads or all ads are terribly lame. there is some perfectly good advertising on television throughout the year. >> bill: rare. >> but you have the -- you created an event where people come to expect the best advertising of the year. >> bill: right. >> so people are already primed to pay attention to the ads. it would be difficult, i think to a certain extent to make the emmys or the ausc-arizona or grammies a similar event. you would have to build in their expectations year after year, and decade after decade, we are going to put the best ads on television in this four-hour slot. >> bill: before we let you go, i have to ask your reaction for the job numbers that came out on friday 157,000 new jobs in the month of january. good news? >> it's the same sort of news we have been receiving for a long
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long time. it's pretty good news and not good enough. the other really interesting thing that happened on friday is they revised bench marks for the last two years, we thought the economy created about 150,000 jobs per month over the previous two years. it turns out we were 20% wrong under. we've actually created 180,000 jobs per month in 2011 and 2012. >> that's what friday's report told us. >> that's good news. that means the economy n terms of jobs is growing 20% faster than we thought it's not as good as we need as we should come to expect and we are coming from a really, really low base and high unemployment numbers. to say it that way. so, you know, we are recovering. >> bill: but it does mean. if we can just throw in the dow hitting fournl,000 for the first time since what? 201114,000 for the first time since what? 2011
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2011. >> i think we have been in full. the economy has grown thermostatically about 1.7, 2%. we've added basically the same number of jobs in 2011 and 2012. the stockmarket, reflects not just what's happening in the u.s. but also the disappearance. europe has slowly healed itself or the financial markets in europe. china didn't go into resomething else the way we thought it would. with those concerns cleared out, people could focus on the private sector and say, we are actually recovering. >> bill: all good signs. derek thompson senior editor for the follow derrick on twitter at dkthomp. [ music ] >> this is "the bill press show."
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[ music ] >> taking your e-mails on any topic at any time? this is "the bill press show," live on your radio and current tv. >> joe cirincione joins us on the "full-court press" as well as anthony pappas to talk more about the super bowl commercials, speaking of which laurie says there is a difference between what interests a male and a female for commercials. you two guys, you guys like the doritos and taco bell. i thought they were stupid. my absolute favorite was the mcdonald's all american commercial. i cried and the vw don't worry, be happy.
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we also said we liked the vw one. that one, she says, lawyerurie says was hilarious and not offensive. driving the car made him feel happy. and mike desoro says no problem with the white guy doing a jamac ican accent because there are white jamaicans. >> a lot to talk about today.
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everybody. happy monday. it is a big monday february 4th. good to see you today. welcome to the "full-court press" here on current tv where we tackle all of the big stories of the day, tell you what's going on and give you a chance to sound off and weigh in and talk about them by giving us a call at 8 since 6-55-press. of course, dominating the news today, the one story everybody is talking about. last night's super bowl not only who won the game but who won the commercials, who was out there with the best commercials. we will continue to conversation here on the "full-court press." but there is other news going on, a lot of other questions people are asking: can chuck hagel survive a certainly less than stellar performance last week in the senate foreign relations committee? and what about the big jobs numbers for january? does that mean we are fully in economic recovery right now? we'll cover that and a whole lot more here on today's "full-court press" but first, the latest with today's current news update, lisa ferguson from los angeles.
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>> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. we could see a small change of heart from republicans on gun control as members of the g.o.p. are coming around on universal background checks. cran strategist anna navarro said what happened in newtown, connecticut was a game changer and republicans and the nra should be part of the solution not just show up to say no to new gun laws. the nra supported universal background checks back in the late '90s but is against the idea today. navarro said this is an idea that needs universal consensus from republicans and carly fiorina expressed add similar sentiment and said she would support a ban on high-capacity magazines. the president's focus will be on gun legislation this week but behind the scenes, he is still pushing on immigration reform. secretary of homeland security janet napalotano is traveling to go san diego and el paso texas,
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to expect border security operations and meet with local officials about securing the border. president obama will meet with labor leaders and chief executives to promote his immigration proposal which provides a clear pathway to citizenship for the country's 11 million immigrants. live in chat at see you there. alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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4:09 am, click on the chat room and you are in with all of your other full court"full-court press"ers across the land and you have the sneaking opportunity to throw a tough question to joe cerincione head of the plow shares fund. suit and tie. >> that game was a few hours ago. >> did they get the lights back on? i. >> i hope we keep the lights on. >> at least half of them. >> good to see thou morning. >> thanks for having me in. >> did you have a little super bowl party last night? >> me, watched on my man cave all by myself. >> did you? >> i did a little work. i was a good game. >> it was a good game? >> looked like it was going to be a blowout and the 49ers came back. i got a team in both camps. plow shares is based in san francisco. i was just there last week. so i like the 49ers but the ravens, come on, you have to feel for them, the working-class team. >> i had the same conflict. >> yeah. >> bill: i consider it my
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hometown. >> that's where i went to california, went to san francisco, met my by in san francisco. our first son was born in san francisco. so like i am a 49ers you know. stints fans, butyou have to feel a little purple. >> yeah. we do. beyonce did a pretty good job last night at the halftime. here she is a taste of her when she did the reprize of her old band, destiny's child ♪ i've got it. ♪ i've got it. >> i think she redeemed herself from the inauguration. >> i think she did. >> i missed those harmonnies. that was such a good group
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>> bill: i thought the most spectacular thing was the kickoff when jacoby jones. >> i couldn't get enough of that. perfect blocking you know. 108 yards. >> bill: yeah. >> astonishing. >> so good t knocked the power out. >> bill: expected. joe cirincione is here to talk about news of the world. anthony pappas has the pappas group, which is into advertising. he will give us his professional assessment of the super bowl commercials later in this hour but first, dan for the big headlines for the day. >> dianne feinstein and barbara boxer have settled their super bowl bet this week since the 49ters -- roll out the crab cakes. >> since they lost to the baltimore more ravens last night. the california senators will send their maryland some dungeness crab, napa valley wine san francisco sour doe
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bread and northern california cheeses. >> i hope there is some could you girl creamery cheeses among them. >> that sounds like a pretty good haul. >> yeah. >> had they lost, they would have had to give up some baltimore beer heavy crab cakes. "thirty rock" finished off but it leaves on as an ice cream flavor. ben & jerry, liz lemon greek frozen yogurt. it will be available for the next few weeks nationwide. >> let me tell you there is a charity that benefits from that. every time you buy it, some goes to jumpstart, excellent national program for preschool kids. >> from ben & jerry's >> tina fey is donating the prophets. >> a big change at the famous notre dame cathedral in paris.
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they are replacing the bells in the tower with new ones. they will actually be in tune. the original bells were taken out of the tower in the 1700s to be melted down to make canons during the french revolution. they were replaced with a variety of different bells in the 19th century that never sounded quite right. so nine new bronze bells are now going in. they will be music to everyone's ears. that cathedral now 850 years old. >> those bells always sounded pretty good to me. >> the whole quasimoto thing. they were never the same after that. >> right. >> that's what really happened. right? so where do we start? so much to talk about. hillary clinton on friday, her last day as secretary state? >> went out like she came out, a rock star. jammed. people were thrilled. the woman are as far as the state department is concerned walked on water. >> she lives with a great
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legacy. been benjamin? >> a bad way to go a blemish. a lot of major accomplishments, burma, the issue of equality and rights tore women and brought it up to the international stage, established a special office this was her signature issue when she expects to continue work on that. >> she will be required as one of the great secretaries of state. >> yeah. without question. >> our new secretary of state was on the job this weekend, john kerry, making calls to, you know, a half a dozen or so foreign leaders he has big shoes to feel. >> they say john kerry was bo born for this job. he has the breeding. he has the standing. he has been chairman of the senate foreign relations committee. he hasphon service in his blood, which really goes over well in the building. a lot of very, very good feeling
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greet can himself. first weekend on the job no crisis. okay. >> bill: he's got some big challenges, if you look at iran, if you look at syria, if you look at mali. >> of course, you know climate change is an international issue. he has to negotiate that. global and nuclear disarmament, an ongoing struggle to get states to give those up. he has his hands up. he was ready four years ago, but he is really set to go now. >> bill: it was interesting to me to see -- i thought it was a very bold move and a brilliant move for obama to nominate hillary clinton. >> yeah. >> bill: after, you know, the 2008 primary. but the two of them really developed, clearly, as was evident in that last interview a very close working relationship. >> a real friendship. they weren't kidding around there. >> bill: yeah. john kerry have the same relationship with obama?
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>> yes. not quite that way. but, remember, they spent years in the senate together. they cooperated very very closely on one of the president's signature achievements, the ratification of the new start treaty and kerry and obama were for weeks working intensely on that issue. they have synced closely throughout the senatephon relations committee here in process and a number of issues. so, yes, and, of course kerry was an early obama backer back four or five years ago. so their tieses are solid. >> bill: i just wonder how easy it will be and no doubt that they will do it but how easy it will be for john kerry to follow the lead. he is secretary of state but obama sets the policy. he is the president. >> yes, but let me tell you one thing people don't think of much. when hillary came in she brought her own people. this was a clinton state department. all of the top posts, she got them. all of the campaper people from
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her campaign got the jobs. kerry doesn't have any of that. so what you are going stosee is a real obama staffing up the state department so it's not going to be a kerry operation. it will be an obama state department led by john kerry. makes a big difference >> bill: now that the president has his secretary of state in place, he is spushingpushing for his man to be the new secretary of defense. leon panetta was on "meet the press" yesterday commenting about chuck hagel's appearance last week in front of the senate foreign relations committee but first, leon defending hagel and said they weren't asking the most important questions. >> they talked a lot about post quotes. but what about when a secretary of defense is confronting today? what about the war on terrorism? the budget sequester? what about middle east turmoil? what about cyber attacks?
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all of the issue that con front a secretary of defense, we did not see enough time spent on discussing those issues and in the end, that's what counts. >> you are fully confident chuck hagel is prepared to take over? >> absolutely. >> bill: do you think he will get confirmed? what about tcmi hearing? i have seen chuck hagle. he used to be on crossfire. he is good under cross examination. >> let's talk about that. but yes, he is going to get confirmed. there are 55 democrats who are going to vote for him. two republicans have already said they would vote for him. you just need a couple of more and you are filibuster proof. no cabinet nominee has ever been filibustered. i don't think the republicans want to make that kind of fight. so the votes are there to confirm him. >> bill: it would be an incredible faux pas but if jim inhofe, he is crazy enough he could do it. before the hearing, thought he would get 70 votes. it probably dropped off a bit.
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probably somewhere between isn't and 70, it will happen. maybe next week. he will be the next secretary of defense. the more people you see that tthad cochran, from mississippi, ranking republican on the defense approaches committee endorsed him. he understands this is a man that controls half of the discretionary budget of the united states. you want to be on his good side. >> bill: you have a base or a military. >>. >> what happened there? >> he was coached like all nominees are before confirmation hearings, stay low. this is not about winning a debate, not about scoring points. this is not about getting back. don't confrontational. don't say anything new. be passive. >> that's not chuck hagel. this man has a long record. we have seen him, you know, take apart issues as he is talking about them.
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look at them from different angles say something prove active. >> i have thrown questions at him at crossfire, very good. >> you saw how uncomfortable and self sensoring he was. that was the hesitation. you could see him thinking i can't say that. >> maybe he was over coached. do you think? >> i do not like this kind of confirmation coaching. i know a what they are doing. i know what's going to work. he is going to be confirmed. there wasn't anything new he said but he could have been given a little more leeway. >> what about the questions that leon panetta raised? when you look at where chuck hagel stands on defense spending and the readiness to go to war? >> yes. >> on those issues, he seems to be spot-on. right? >> and with the american people. as panetta also said the partisan knives were out. >> that's what you saw, disgraceful performance. >> yon mccain was disgusting? >> probably the worst i have
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seen him. hateful, vengeful, didn't want an answer. he wanted, you know, a confession. >> yeah. >> and lindsey graham what a smug, disgusting. so this man's entire record going back to his service in vietnam, what they focus on is five or six sentences or a letter he didn't sign. they hammer, hammer, hammer. they are disgusting. on the budget, this is a secretary of defense who knows that the budget is coming down. we are going to have to make tough choices this is a secretary that knows nuclear weapons are obvious some eat he is treed cut them. this is going to be a secretary of defense that does not want to go as president obama said in his inaugural address on person et annual war. it's time to bring those troops home and rebalance american national security. >> chuck hagel, john kerry, joe cirincione, what a line-up here on the "full-court press." we could not our conversation. join us at 866-55-press, on a
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[ music ] >> this is "the full court press: the bill press show," live on your radio and on current tv. >> bill: here we go now 25 minutes after the hour nobody knows the foreign policy issues better, more in depth than joe ciriycone from the plow shares fund. you can find out all of the rest of the stuff plow shares is working on at their website,
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plutone yam and mix it with fuel. nobody wants to buy it. none of the american peoples want to buy this fuel. it's toxic, hard to handle. it is spiraling out of control. >> bill: what would they use it for. >> reactor fuel. you take plutoneian from war heads and make something useful of them t creates a plutoneian economy. nobody wants to buy it. they are building it. this sequestration is probably going to force the almost permanent delay of that facility. so there is some opportunities in sequestration to knock off some of these boon doings that otherwise would go on and on. they are going to have to be a slimmer defense budget with some defense choices? >> a budget as we have had for the last 10 years, we've doubled since 9-11. they think it will go up and up.
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the history is like a snake. it goes up after the korean war, up after vietnam. up during bush. the defense budget will end up $100,000,000,000 a year less. >> that's the slope. >> that's why you need somebody like chuck hagel, to separate the wheat from the chaff. >> bill: leon panetta, "zero dark thirty" seems to imply we got osama bin lauden because of waterboarding waterboarding. did we? >> no. the intelligence agencies are clear, the enhanced interrogation february negus never led to any information that got us to osama bin laden it was the cooperative approaches, the winning over the confidence of some of these key prisoners that got us the coordinates we needed to get bin laden >> bill: leon panetta reminding
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us it's just a movie? >> just a movie, mans good movie. >> but not a message there that torture is good or that waterboarding is good or that waterboarding work at all. again, it's ploughshares adoring. joe cirincone, thank you for coming in. you look great. this is the bill"the bill press show"." guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking?
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>> bill: thirty-three minutes here on the "full-court press" this monday morning, february 4th, the morning after the super bowl coming to you the full court press coming to you live from our nation's capitol brought to you today by the laborer's international union of north america, the good men and women of the laborer's union under president terri o'sullivan they are building a better america. >> that's their website, liuna, liuna builds a lot going on chuck hagel is not -- he is kind of reeling from a not-so-stellar performance last week in the senate foreign relations committee. john kerry is on the job. everybody is talking about the super bowl, the game, itself and commercial commercials. anthony pappas is founder of the pappas group an advertising firm across the river in arlington, virginia, who is specialty is making commercials
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and then dissecting those that others make. anthony, good to see you this morning? >> thank you. thank you for having me. >> over all, i have to tell you let's talk super bowl commercials. i thought over all they were not as good as they have been in previous years. >> actually, yeah, i think -- >> bill: a little closer to the mic. >> i think last year, they weren't as good. i think this year, they were better than last year. >> bill: really? >> probably not in years past. i think they took a little page from the vw as which is more like moments and family. >> no celebrities this year. >> only a few. >> ann richards or bob dole sitting on a couch. amy poehler? >> secretary setting rogen. one talking about gun control. >> mark leize is going to be in the studio with us at the top of the next hour.
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we talked a little bit earlier, anthony, about our favorites. i like the two dor itos commercials. i thought they were funny n. >> the late night ad with the old folks, breaking out of the old folks home and going to taco bell. >> cyprian's favorite was the paul harvey, the dodge ram ad using paul harvey's kind of tribute to american farmers. >> let's listen to that one. >> on the 8th day, god looked down on his planned paradise and said, i need a caretaker. so god made a farmer. god said i need somebody willing to get up before dawn milk cows t work all day in the field and milk cows and go to a meeting at a school board. so god made a farmer. >> the dodge ram, it' ram pick-up and you see that
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commercial is for the dodge ram. >> it was a great ad because everybody stopped that commercial came on. we weren't really sure what it was about, started lapping to t everybody got chills. i know the people i was with was really surprised. you actually saw dodges throughout it, but you didn't know they were an actual dodge. it was a really good ad. >> was that your -- pardon me, your favorite, or did you have another favorite? >> i liked that one a lot. i also liked the clydesdale coming back with the young foal. it was fantastic. >> they are always very, very good. >> they are. they are spot-on. they know it's about emotion and it's about some sort of connection as well as someelling the overall product. they were great and i liked audi, audi's prom where the boy who kissed the prom queen and basically had the bravery to go and do what he needed to do. that was sort of the energy. i thought that was good. >> was that second half? >> yeah. that was in the first half
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>> bill: was it really? >> can't see them all, bi. i understand. >> i must have been eating a gawk guacamole chip at that time. >> i have to tell you, excuse me, dan. we are good friends here in washington, steve and susan swindleman, we actually turned the -- put the volume up during the commercials? >> yeah. >> as opposed to every night when i watch the news i turn the volume down because i really wanted to see the commercials. of course, i knew i was going to be talking about them this morning. dan? >> i liked the oreos commercial and the dunking debate but where i thought they command the night was where they went viral using the power outage in the super bowl when their power goes out and they have their ad team on stand by that said, don't matter, you can dumping in the dark. they tweeted that out. it got 10,000 retweets like instantly.
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i thought that was genius >> bill: how unusual was that? to create a team on-call just in case something happens. >> that just shows that they are their social media team and their department looking at their brand is on top of it. i mean that was a great leadtioning position as well as for them. you are seeing brands trying to go olbermann and they are trying to use social media. that was probably the best example of realtime, how an ad can impact sort of culture and population. >> so you've got to have some comment about the super bowl ads last night. everybody does their calmercials. 866-55-press the now is the time. a couple of general questions for you the. number 1, if -- again, i don't think they were as good as previous years. but, they were still damn good last night. right? overall. why is it that super bowl ads are qualitative sheetrock much better than the commercials we see day-in and day-out? >> it's shearly based upon the
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effort and time and manpower and money put behind these commercials. they are not 30-second spots. they are two-week spots. they run online before. they run online after. they run through the media through those times. >> yeah. >> so it is a big, big investment. but it's a big venture. >> the brain power that goes into creating this spot. >> absolutely wouldn't you want to the have that same brain power all year long? >> absolutely but from our perspective, in our industry in order to do that, you would love to think it was on a napkin kind of idea and something quick, but it takes a lot of time. i would imagine they would spend at least six, seven months on trying to come up for the right ad for the brand. >> for a 30 second spot it cost 3 and a half to $4 million. is it worth it? >> absolutely. 100%. >> why? >> i have a client who is actually in the super bowl ads and their biggest sort of, if you will, buying season or
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purchasing season is during the super bowl. it runs for about a month and a half to two months during the super bowl phase. so, the ad gets as much legs as it possibly can prior and after the super bowl, and that's a big time for thatem. 3.8 over, you know, 100 million views from visit ors and another 10 million views online, you can't buy that anywhere else. >> you get a bigger audience? right? >> absolutely. >> you also get. what other show is there where it's the commercials are as important as the event, itself? >> there is no show out there. this is the premier stage for it. it's eyeballs. it's length time in the media. your content is evergreen. it potentially runs throughout the year. the most recall on these ads. you say, i remember that was a super boal ad. this is sort of the ausc-arizona of the commercials. >> let's say a quick hello to jim. jim is calling from -- all right. down in arkansas.
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i know. i see it. bald schuss knob arkansas. >> how are you doing? >> what did you think last night? >> my wife and i was talking about that. being from arkansas, we don't have a professional football team there. and so, you know we are dallas brands. all right? >> okay. >> but i mean like i was telling the guy that i talked with before you, as soon as the half-time show come on, we chained the channel and watched something else for a while because, because, you know, i was watching the game. i didn't want to see a concert. >> with a about the -- what about the commercials? >> the commercials was great but on that tip, i don't think that -- well i don't believe that people -- it's not that they are that good. it's we haven't seen those before. all of the other commercials are
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crammed down our throat for months and months and months. it's time to get a little different. >> bill: that's a good point, jim. appreciate the call. there is that one commercial running right now about the doctors and the bullpen and i don't know if you have seen comes running out to pitch, you know, substitute pitcher. it's a doctor. but i have seen that thing so many times i can't even remember what product it is. jim's point is, this is the first time for all of these. >> i would say i have to agree with him as well. this is the first time that we are seeing a whole lot, over 60 commercials that are brad new. so between the super bowl and us in the media talking about it, it really sets it tup as sort of a grand stage for watching for the first time. >> is there -- okay. so there is a trophy that the ravens took home last night. is there a trophy for the best commercial? >> i think it's a matter of pride. i also think it's a matter of pride in the category. for instance, all of the car
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ads, you know, who was the best in the car ads versus who was the best in the ads for, you know, alcohol or, you know, some of the other ones. >> snack food, coca-cola. >> absolutely. >> in that profession, in a profession, advertising world, you don't -- >> pride and honor. >> you don't -- >> there are ad awards but you won't be seeing any of the cleos or the lions and such being distributed because of the super bowl ads. >> anthony pappas head of the pappas group continuing our conversation when we come back here on the "full-court press." >> heard around the country and seen on current tv this is "the bill press show." [ music ] bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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>> this is "the bill press show" live on your radio and on current tv >> bill: at the top of the next hour, mark glaze, head of the mayors against illegal guns is going to join us in the studio. then we will be joined by former labor secretary, hilda solis, who is still in town and still keeping on top of those job numbers, for the month of january. we are talking super bowl commercials with anthony pappas head of his organization the pappas group and follow them someways anthony, you mentioned this earlier, but i want to come back to it. some of these commercials are actually released ahead of time. right? what's the strategy there?
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don't you want to save them for the big surprise? >> i think that that's the debate, you know. do we keep them for the super bowl or died to release -- decide to release them earlier? overall, the goal is how many viewers can watch at one particular time. if you release it early, you get the benefit of getting more viewers, somebody who releases it early in the super bowl could get up to nine million views just online where people who launch it just during the super bowl, only the 30 second spot, maybe only get 1.3 million views online. it's about maximum density. >> i see. so you get the advantage of your online views. >> as well as t.v. >> 110 n.h.l. million? >> yeah. about 110 million, 105, yeah. >> the "new york times," whoever the media critic is his point about last night's commercials he thought they were like two, maybe 60s or 70s, too
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old-fashioned, they weren't speaking to today's, you know high-tech generation. >> actually, i think they were speaking to the high-tech generation. i think they were sort of saying, you know, this was america, this was the time. >> that's what made those ads brilliant. it's about the emotional tie. we need to take pride and have some ownership in what we do. with the millennials and such and this idea of high tech and online videos and they are so fast and so frequent, we agreed to instill that a little bit more i think they were successful. >> amy policier, as you mentioned, we mentioned, a celebrity was up for best buy with some pretty funny dialogue back and forth? >> yeah. >> reparte. let's give a listen. >> hi. may i answer any questions? >> what the heck's the difference between all of these phones?
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what's lte? is it con tapus? which one fits my face? does it make you uncom40al when i use the word tongdongle? >> what's the cloud? where is the cloud? are we in the cloud now? will this one read 50 shades of gray to me in a sexy voice? >> no. >> will you? >> that's good. >> she took every question that everybody really wants to ask and asked it in the best spot. it was very good. >> the coke commercial. >> uh-huh. >> i think there might have been more than one of the the one that i saw where they see the mirage of the big coke bottle and the guy on the camel and the guy on horseback and the guy on the motorcycle and then the priscilla drag queen on the bus going after the coke. you local had to know a little bit about -- to connect all of those. you couldn't enjoy it without knowing what the references were to.
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>> i think they started out by having this eclectic group of individuals racing toward the coke and realizing that they saw a mirage. it was another billboard. they were trying to get people online and using their mobile devices to select who they would want to win the race. >> yeah. >> and then they showed that commercial at the very end to decide which of the audience actually won the race. but the content that they had online was very innovative. you could slow down some of the races. you could slow down the show girls or the cowboys. they were trying to connecticutom and t.v. >> bill: i didn't do that. did you, dan? >> no. here is the thing, maybe i am old-school but i am not going to pick up my ipad or my computer while i am watching on television and take myself away from the game to follow this ad. i will never do it. >> i was puzzled also at the end of the oreo commercial which still is one of my favorites where they wrecked the library and at the very end it starts
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with the classic debate over which is the berttter part of the oreo? the chocolate outside or the creamy inside and at the end it says you go to insta gram. i thought that was an oreo commercial. but they were trying to get people involved. right? >> interactive commercial, which i think that's very innovative? >> they are making it seamless because it's now just about screens. tab blessed. it's mobile devices, computers, t.v. they are all becoming sort of the same. it's how you consume the content. some of the scenes action you can interact with. you are going to start to see where taking commercials and going online or having your ipad in front of you. i am sure they got a lot of viewers but we will find out in the next day or so. >> bill: and does that -- not
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content. is that window still open for people if they are talking about the coke ad today or the oreo ad? >> you probably can't participate in the coke chase one. but you can still see the content and still, you know, kind of view everything that was already out there. yeah. with the tweeting, i bet you still have tweeting today, people will talk about it with instagram and pictures and everything. >> that's part of the success of going online. if you do, you continue the conversation well beyond the super bowl. if it runs for the next week or two, it's successful. >> the super bowl lives. good stuff, anthony. thanks so much for coming in today. the pappas group pappas we will see you again next year if not before. >> all right. bye-bye. >> this is "the bill press show." [ music ]
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>> this is "the bill press show" top hour in the next hour, former secretary of labor, hilda solis here to talk about the job numbers that we got out on friday. also, about illegal immigration. she's been out to las vegas very much on top of that issue and where she thinks the congress ought to be heading or the essential elements of any comprehensive immigration reform. president obama on the road today to talk to the american people about gun violence what we could do about it. he pardon me lives the white house and flies out to minneapolis st. paul. he will be meeting there this
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afternoon with local leadez and law enforcement officials and then he will be giving a big speech at the minneapolis police department pesh separations center on ideas to reduce gun violence. the president getting back to the white house tonight at 6:00 p.m. and jay carney will be doing a press galingggle aboard "air force one." cruc. >> this is bill press show.
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[ music ] >> bill: hey, good morning, everybody. welcome to the "full-court press" this monday morning, february 4th. how about it the morning after
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the super bowl. >> that's what everybody is talking about this morning. so will we. not just who won the game but more importantly, who won the commercials. there were lots of good ones we will get into that with you this morning. will chuck hagel survive his appearance last week before the senate foreign relations committee? not exactly the brightest job he has ever done. what about those big job numbers for january now that scott brown has decided he is not going to run for senate for massachusetts, can republicans come up with a candidate? democrats are celebrating scott brown's decision. we will get into that and a whole lot more. a little time out this among to say good morning to lisa ferguson out in los angeles standing by with today's current news update. hi, lisa. >> good morning, everyone. there are plenty of super bowl ads to talk about this morning. here is an interesting political one you might have seen if you
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are living in d.c. this comes from new york city mayor michael bloomberg's advocacy group. mayors against illegal guns. >> we think it's reasonable to provide mandatory, instant background checks at every sale at every gun show no loopholes anywhere for anyone. >> america can do it for us. >> that's come from bloomberg's group, mayors against illegal guns which purchased air time only in washington, d.c. to run that ad last night during the super bowl. it showed wayne lapiere testifying in 1999. they did support background checks in 1990s but now are against that policy. it could be the only new legislation with a hope of making it through congress even some prominent republicans are coming around to support that one but many lawmakers, including some democrats still are against a renewed assault
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weapons band or restrictions on high capacity magazine clips. some other news from d.c. john kerry getting started as secretary of state in his first weekend on the job, he spoke with both israeli and palestinian leaders about peace in the mid east and with turkey about friday's terrorist attacks on the u.s. embassy in ankara. more bill press is back after the break. stay with us. [ music ] compelling true stories. >> jack, how old are you? >> nine. >> this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines, way inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current.
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>> broadcasting across the nation, on your radio and on current tv this is "the bill press show" >> bill: mark it down reins 34. 49ers, 31.
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what a great game. looked like the 49ers might pull back at the end, almost made it. but the ravens held on what everybody is talking about today. good morning on this monday, february 4th. good to see you the morning after the super bowl. welcome to the "full-court press" coming to you live on your local progressive talk radio station and on current tv. great to see you today. hope you had a good weekend, a good spool party last night, ready to tackle the issues of the day. it's not just a super bowl but what about chuck hagel? can he survive his disastrous performance or disappointing certainly in front of the senatephon relations committee? john kerry is on the job now as the new secretary of state. scott brown announcing he will not written for senate from
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massachusetts. he may run for governor but that leaves the republicans without a candidate in the special senate election to replace john kerry. lots too -- lots to talk about. join us on twitterat @bpshow or in the chat room. i'm sorry. on facebook rather. you can get to the chat room next. on facebook, it's press show the chat room is open. join it, debate the issues with your fellow "full-court press"ers by going to and clicking on the chat room. we have a couple of super bowl cas you'llties today on team press. peter ogburn, the most humiliating of all who gave a super bowl party last night, it was his house the he was the chef, and i got food poisoning.
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>> weird when you eat your own feed and get food poisoning. we will find out more about that. phil backert usually gets the phones for us. he is from baltimore. he realized last week that he would be in no shape today to come to work. so he just took the day off. giants fans. didn't care about the game. steve tarrant county lee web. we got a brit because we knew he would not be too interested in the super ball. >> i am back. >> thank you for coming across the popped for today. >> for today. i will swim back after this. >> sipcyprian boulding a big redskins fan but they weren't in the super bowl. he is now a ravens fan
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officially as today and made it in as well. here we are. it was -- pretty one-sided as you know in the first half. i thought it's going to be humiliating. then the lights we want out and the 9ers got their batteries charged and the ravens sort of went to sleep. >> it was amazing. huge comeback. >> human comeback looked like they might take it. they didn't up in baltimore on wbal, a sports caster, jerry sandusky -- not that one. >> that's different one -- made the final call. >> two, to the 40. time expired. our super bowl champions. woo! look at the crowd, bust out the crab cakes.
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>> only in maryland. >> the hey is in the barn. celebrating up in baltimore. they should. secretary of -- former secretary of labor, hilda solis in studio with us to talk about the latest job numbers a little bit later now in the hour in addition to the super bowl, the talk yesterday on the sunday shows was all about gun violence. what did we hear? anything new? we will tell you but first. >> this is the full court press. >> other headlines making news on this monday another win for argo" been affleck taking home an honor from the america's guilder awards for the iran hostage drama this shows how big a snub he got for not getting nominated for the oscar best director. the academy awards are up in 3 weeks. >> looks more and more likely it will get best picture, too.
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that's the buzz. the silver line being playbook is a sleeper. >> "lincoln" is up there, too >> bill: a cinch? i don't think so. >> president obama's getting a new office, a new oval. >> yeah. >> politico reporting the president will relocate into an exact replica of the famous office that they are building just steps away from the current one in the eisenhower executive office building, which is next to the white house. they are relocating because the general services administration is doc a massive 2-year ren vails of the west wyoming. he will be displaced but they wanted to keep everything the same. >> i am curious about this. first of all, it's not going to be an exact replica because you won't be able to step outside into the rose guardarden number 1. no. 2, very often we have events at the whitehouse for the white house press corps where he steps
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out of the white house -- out of the rose garden to a podium from the oval office to a podium in the rose garden. >> yeah. >> i wonder where he is going to do those kind of i ammpromptu conferences. >> look for that change in august. the folks behind the oreo cookie got the most bang for their buck in terms of super bowl. they took add vantsage of the power outage and had executives and creativetisesing team in place during the game in case there was any opportunity for viral work. they pushed an online ad saying you can still dunk in the dark. it was retweeted over 12,000 times within just minutes. still being talked about this morning. >> yeah. how smart of them. unheard of to have their creative team not online. on the site.
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in case something went wrong with the telecast. something wrong with the game. very smart. gun violence the rapes the number one issue. president obama will make that clear today he will meet with local leaders and law enforcement officials to talk about what the president calls common sense ideas to reduce violence in this country and he will give a talk on that topic at police headquarters in minneapolis before he comes back here to washington. yesterday, that topic as well as chuck hagel are two that dominated the sunday talk shows as i am sure you saw on fox news sunday, wayne lapiere -- i still wonder why the nra puts him out there. the guy just looks crazed. but he wasi was there representing the nra on fox news sunday saying
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that the one thing almost everybody agrees to that, that 88% -- no, 92% of the americans in the last poll agree to universal background checks. no one famous survey, 74% of n real estate anra said they support universal background checks closing the loop hole so that people who do not buy guns at a gun store have to go through a criminal background check. the nra does not support it. wayne lapiere. >> it's a fraud to call it universal. the criminals aren't going to comply with it. they could care less >> bill: the logic, the lack of logic in this statement, what law is perfect, yeah according to his logic, you should never have a speed limit because it's never going to be universal.
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always somebody not going to abide by it. the fact that somebody will therefore not abide by the law not follow the law, break the law, that means we should not have a law in the first place? he is a first class idiot. >> it would be so much paperwork. oh, my. >> there are going to be fees. there is going to be paperwork. there are going to be law abiding people caught up in a bycratic nightmare. there will be abuse in terms of prosecution and it will all affect only law abiding people. the criminals could care less. >> idiot, idiot. not just criminals buying these guns and turning around and using them to commit mass murders. right? people who have no criminal record. we have seen that over and over again. number 1. no. 2, follow his logic we
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should not have driver's licenses. because to give everybody a driver's license, you are going to have to have a big bureaucracy. you are going to have to have people who are going to have to be working in these offices. there is going to be paperwork. oh, my god. wobbles this crap? when you see the murder and the mahem that's created with this easy access to guns, according to wayne lapiere, you do nothing about it at all. paul krugman, here is an economist. paul calling the nra an insane organization. it was up to the mayors against illegal guns, god bless them, with michael bloomberg and his
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money, ran an ad during ha -- halftime at super bowl. pointing out that the nra as recently in 2009 supported universal background checks. why did they flipflop? they flip-flopped because the gun manufacturers are the only people they represent today want to sell more guns. they don't want a background check. did they forced the nra. mayors against illegal guns on the ad on the super bowl yesterday points that out. >> the nra once supported background checks. we think it's reasonable to provide mandatory, instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. no loopholes anywhere for anyone. >> 2009. >> america can do this for us.
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please. >> very, very powerful spot. do you think the nra is going to be able to block this? can we override -- harry reid yesterday said the nra is just one organization among many. we listen to them but that doesn't mean we follow them. can we override the nra on these background checks? will we this time? 866-55-press. one other gun-related item that caught my attention that i find disgusting, this headline in "the new york times," got the whole article because i clipped it, it bugged me so much the most wanted gun in america. you know what happened up in newtown connecticut on december 14th, this union gunman broke into sandy hill elementary school, takes out his ar 15, mos down 20 innocent 6 graders, some of them shot 10, 11 times action
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with that ar 15, also mowed down and killed six innocent teachers and supervisors there at that school the police say that's the weapon he used, the ar 15. so what did we do about it? what did americans do about that? did they turn in disgust at that weapon, that semi automatic assault rifle? did they say this good shall beould be banned because nobody needs a gun like that to defend himself or her family? we did the opposite. the "new york times" reporting the ar-15 now is the most wanted gun in america. most gun stores have sold out of them. they have doubled the price of them. people are buying them so fast there are long waiting lists for them. americans having rushing out to buy them. how sick are we as a nation to
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respond in that fashion? >> instead of turning away in disgust from the ar-15, americans are embracing it. explain that to me the. 866-55-press. we will be right back. >> this is "the bill press show." i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. this is "the bill press show." >> twenty-five minutes after the hour the full court press, this monday morning february 4th, back to your calls about gun violence in just a second. first, if you are looking at that paycheck at the end of the month and saying i don't have
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minneapolis today to talk about his ideas to reduce gun violence in america meanwhile, the npr, they oppose requiring a criminal background check of every purchase of a gun. derek from los angeles. what do you say. >> wayne lapiere is a white collar gun runner. this man would arm poodles if he could and they would shoot each other out in the street. what do you need with an ar-15? >> a war weapon. >> exactly. you see his pip -- the hypocracy of just four years ago right? they fully supported criminal background checks for everybody. now they flipped up even on that one issue. right? >> exactly. exactly. they are trying to paint the
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president. basically this is the president's chance to disarm the nra. he must do it. excellent point. that a. does they ran criticizing him for having protection for his children. jesus. karen, calling from fort wayne, indiana. >> howdy-doody. how are you doing today. >> fine. what's up? >> okay. i have no problem with restricting certain kinds of guns, all of that. background checks, good with that. i think they ought to have mental health checks. >> absolutely. absolutely they should. i think they did this, to enable mental health professionals when they are dealing with certain patients and they hear possible threats or even talk about
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taking some violent action to reporting that to police and make making it clear that that does not vieolate the privacy provisions in other laws. so you are right on that, karen. nobody is disagreeing with that. ought to be able to get behind the background checks. hilda solis, former secretary coming back. >> this is "the bill press show." [ music ] (vo) current tv gets the converstion started weekdays at 9am eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv.
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the program, here she is this morning. madam secretary. you have at that title for life? >> yes. >> until you get another one. the job numbers came out pretty row xwuft never as high as we want them to be? >> they are inching up. this tells us that even the revisions done recalling were highly, could i say exceeded expectations so that changed the whole make-up of what the average was for last year, i think about 181,000. >> the last two years? >> that's not bad. >> 180 because, you know, we talked about maybe 140 averaged considerablely less than that. 180 and for january 157. >> 157,000, yes. in sectors like construction which we know have been hardest
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hit. for the last four months has been inching up. >> which you don't expect? >> it's around the country. that says something as well also in mining. the thing that concerns me are the cuts in federal and local government. that will tell us we have too pay attention to that. >> that's why i think it's still important for us to support the president on his american jobs act, restoring teaching jobs firefighters afsne and all of the folk out there, we feed to keep the eye on the ball and make sure we put focus there. we can't afford to let that go. >> while the private sector seems to be highering more t key industry, healthcare manufacturing. >> wholesale trade. >> wholesale trade. >> retail was up too. in fact, they did well. we thought it was going to go down. it usually trends down after the holidays. is it stayed up. >> those areas are rising. the public sector continues to
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shrink? >> not as badly as it was in 2009 but nevertheless until you see revenues coming into the local and state government you will see small inching up. we need to focus on that. over all, the groups, latinos and african-americans, it could be better but we need to focus on more job training. we need to be mindful. we don't need to cut back on a lot of these programs because it will create, i think, a more unemployment and hit those hardest vulnerable populations the most. >> does this mean that economic recovery is for real, we are here? >> i am note going to say we are out of the woods because this is volatile. the numbers change every month, bill, as you well know. >> yeah. sometimes numbers look great. >> for a long time now, we have been on our way.
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>> 6.1. we lost over 8 million, not bad. but are they good-paying jobs? we need to do further investment in our job training so we get stem, science, technology and engineering and we restore manufacturing jobs boost up apresent ships programs -- apprenticeship programs. i was glad the president talked about that in his inaugural address to the nation. >> one issue that is job-related -- again your comments and calls, questions about the job numbers. welcome here to secretary hilda solis. 866-55-press. immigration is a top priority. the president made that clear, giving a big speech on it. you were there for the president's speech. >> that's job related? >> it is. it's revenue related. it's also security related. the president talked about continuing to secure the border
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which we have seen enforcement go into prevent the high tide of people who were coming in. a lot of it has to do with the economy? >> it's for the happening any more. what we need to do is look at those 11 million that are here, create a legalized earned pathway. earned is really the underscored word here get in the back of the line, learn eng lir, pay a fine. make sure that you are going through the proper procedures. the real detail here, i think, is how long is that going to take? i think the senate has one version of that. the president is going to wait to see what they do. if he is not satisfied he will probably put forward his own bill. >> what do you say to those people who still are either opposed or question immigration reform because they say people are taking jobs from americans? >> we know they are not. if we can bring them out of the shadows see $1.1 trillion in the next 10 years. that money is going to go right in, in terms of back taxes and
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taxes paid into social security the trust fund medicare education. and more productivity. people who are going open up their businesses. immigrants are good at starting up their businesses. >> sure. >> the president is saying he wants to attach a green card to those people that are highly qualified that have ph.d.s and master's in science and technology. >> the president, their eight senators came up with their outline for comprehensive immigration reform. four republicans and four democrats. then the president has his plan. orrin hatch and one other senate came up with a plan saying we need to have more green cards for highly skilled workers to come in. particularly in the high-tech industry. >> right.
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>> why do we have to import people with those skills? can't we train americans for those skills? >> you are absolutely right. and we should be. the president is saying we need to do that. we need to have teachers that are qualified to teach those classes. >> right? >> i agree. where you drive down wages. we shouldn't be thinking about bringing in people from overseas that are engineers that are going to get paid half of what somewhere here is making in the same position with the same qualifications. that shouldn't be the goal. but that's the marketplace wanting to do that. >> that's where business and corporations wants that. and you and i know that coming from california. >> sure. >> silicon valley wants to attract talented individuals. we are going to be competitive in the long run. >> that's where we should be focused. >> i remember when i worked for jerry brown, a long time ago, first time around as governor, having meetings with community
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college leaders and state college leaders and labor leaders saying we need to have people trained with these skills that silicon valley needs so we don't have to support them. we are not doing a good juv job at that. >> part is the wage gap. it is about wages, bill, because we do have people that can be trained and are trained. it's the fact that, well, what's the difference in pay we move through this process. >> if they bring them in, they are bringing them in at a lower wage? >> in those technical positions that are mid level. film not saying the ph.d. or the masters. vulnerable populations. you don't bring people in to drive down wages. i don't think that's the goal. you should first offer those positions to people who are here in the u.s. if they don't want those jobs
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fine. bring people in, but make sure that they are certain care of, you abide by the rules and crack down on those bad employers that are going to, you know, just abuse these people. >> it looks like this could be the year when the planets align to do something finally about immigration reform in a comprehensive way. what has to be part of that? how much can we expect to get through this congress with bi-partisan support? former secretary of labor hilda solis in studio with us, your calls, 866-55-press. also, about the job numbers, what it means to you and your family. give us a call. we continue the conversation on today's "full-court press." >> heard around the country and seen on current tv this is "the bill press show." >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time
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>> this is the full court press, "the bill press show" live on your radio and on current tv. here we go 14 minutes before the top of the hour, former secretary of labor, hilda solis in studio with us talking jobs talking immigration. before we get back to our conversation with secretary, here is -- saw this story out of ohio, an ohio man received a call from a department store saying there might be some fraudulent activity on his account, an account he didn't even know he had. he then received credit card bills from several other retailers. thiefs had racked up more than $14,000 in his name in new york city before he heard anything about it there you go again. another case of identity theft,
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cooking. i think it's in favorable because of the results of the election. i think that the republicans understand in order to gain some seats and leverage they need to go out there and work with the latino community. they have to do more than that. it can't just be on immigration. by and large, most latinos look at education, services, retirement and it's in the policy, what they do that makes the difference. they could do a lot on immigration. if they forget the other things and want to cut back on those programs programs, i don't think they are going to make a lot of traction or inroads in the community. >> i have been making that point, too. they can't just pretend, we are pro-latino because we are going to vote for immigration reform. >> or stall it so that it's so hard and cumber son to get through in 20 years to get a green card or citizenship, i don't think that will help them become more -- how could i say amenable to our community. our community is going to say, no this is president not right. >> isn't it ironic that people
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like you who have worked on this issue for years and years and years and in many ways would have achieved it except it was blocked by republicans. >> right. >> for whatever reason. that now, it looks like we might be able to get it done only because republicans need it for their political purposes. >> right. >> it's still the right thingdon? >> right. it's so ironic to see senator rubio and ted cruz senator ted cruz on opposite ends, you know one in florida and the other one, i think in texas that are going at it from different perspectives, and i don't know. they have some internal problems in their own party. so i think they have got to deal with that. and i still think we are not out of the woods because you have a lot ofmez of the house republicans, republicans that represent very anglo, white districts. they see nothing to be lost if they vote against an immigration bill, and they are looking, i think, at their primaries because we are looking at that someone'll.
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>> there is no guarantee that even now with some leaveding republicans saying we have to do this, there is no guarantee they will have the votes among republicans in the senate and the house to get it done. maybe more so in the senate than in the house. >> right. i think you are absolutely right. it could end up being just parts of an immigration reform package. it won't be satisfactory to many. >> most people the president has been saying one package, not a little bills here and there, hit and miss but one package. what do you think are the essential elements of that package? >> i think it's the pathway to citizenship. >> without that, there is really -- >> we are talking about a bifurcated system. you are not going to address the issue of future floats. you are not going to address the issue of enforcement or appropriate wages and protection for workers as well as for employers that will take advantage of the system if it's not corrected. >> now rubio senate rubio says
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that the president hasn't put enough attention on boarder security and we can talk about this path to citizenship. >> right. >> for the 11 million people. i think that's a little low but let's say 11 million who are here, who may have come here illegally at one time, now they are members of a community, put down roots and family and businesses and paying taxes. senator rubio says we can't talk about those until we are guaranteed that the border is secured. when you look at the facts today. right? we have done a better job. >> absolutely. >> of securing the borer. most people don't know that? >> home land security has grown. it's one of the largest departments with the most funding for enforcement than any other agent see, than any other law enforcement agency. so i think in part it really is more about how we are going to treat people who are here and allow them to get in the back of the line and allow them to pay up a penalty or back taxes, learn english and then get ready
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for what's to happen in the last few years. i think the president is saying he wants to jump start the dreamers, also for people who are in agriculture because that you know, it's a big lifeline for our economy, you know, people that are out there, you know providing our produce and gar garering that and making sure we are protecting that. >> that's an importance industry. i hope they don't look at theguest entry and driving down wages of workers. >> madam secretary, it's been said, as i said at the beginning, a great honor to have you as a guest so often during your tenure as labor secretary. at some point when you are ready, we would like to talk about what a former labor secretary does in her next life. we have to -- you will re-invent yourself. probably already in the process of doing so. god speed. you are a huge labor secretary.
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you be in whatever lies ahead. we know that the? >> great being on the program. >> thank you. come back again. >> all right, sir. thank you. >> and i will be back again with a parting shot for today here on this monday, february 4th. >> on your room and on currents t.v. this is the bill press show. [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands?
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show." >> bill: on this monday february 4th, my parting shot for today, you know, there are times when i am really proud of our country and other times, not so much. and this is one of them. we will never forget what happened on december 14th in newtown, connecticut a young gunman broke his way into sandy hook elementary school and shot 201st graders and six adult supervisors. according to police, the weapon he used was a semi automatic, ar-15, a military style assault weapons, dubbed america's battle rifle. what was america's reaction to the murder of these innocent children? do we react in error at another mass murder with assault weapons and like australia did so many years ago moved to ban them? no. no. it's unlikely we can even get an assault weapons ban through congress. what about the ar-15? did we at least bill that killer weapon? not

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